Earlier, Volkswagen Passat in the 25% bias crash test, one shot to break the left A-pillar, the worst 25% bias crash results in China Insurance Research, Passat “hit the famous.” This has also triggered concerns and discussions among netizens about SAIC’s “reduction” of body safety components in order to cut costs.
Still, VW’s path to cost-cutting continues. Volkswagen is considering further cost-cutting to cope with the impact of the new pneumonia outbreak, a spokesman for Volkswagen said on Saturday,media reported.
It is reported that the impact of the outbreak, the mass supply chain was interrupted, Volkswagen’s global plant in a state of shutdown, Europe and the Americas almost all of the plants closed.
Herbert Deiss, Volkswagen Group’s chief executive, told the media that every week the shutdown cost the company about 2 billion euros ($16 billion) in high fixed costs, an average of 286 million euros (about 2.28 billion yuan) a day.
Mr Dees also said VW could tolerate factory closures in Europe and the Americas “for weeks, even months, but not indefinitely”. The company’s current financial position is good, but does not rule out the worst-case scenario, VW will take “structural measures” to adjust.
In addition, VW has previously said that in order to cope with the transformation of new energy vehicles, as well as increased investment in self-driving, smart networkcars, VW also needs to further cut costs and improve efficiency.
For the public to cut costs, eating melon netizens also expressed their views. And there are netizens said, “recommended to directly cancel the A-pillar”, “cancel the Volkswagen Passat driver airbag”, anyway, the A-pillar and airbags in the event of an accident also did not play a protective role.
But it’s no good idea that VW is thinking about cutting costs and improving manufacturing efficiency, and that’s exactly what all carmakers are trying to do.
But the bottom line of cost-cutting is that the structural safety of vehicles cannot be considered in terms of safety performance. Because consumers spend money to buy cars, the most basic principle is to ensure the safety of the driver.